Ancient
Egypt is probably the most interesting period in our history. Despite
all our fascination with it, and our research into its enigmatic
past, there’s still a lot about Ancient Egypt that we don’t yet
know.

Let’s
take a look at some little-known facts about Ancient Egypt. Get ready
to have your mind blown!

Women
Had Equal Rights in Egypt

Seems
like somehow back in history we changed this, but women were
considered equal to men in Ancient Egypt.

Women Had Equal Rights in Egypt | 8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt | Brain Berries

Both
Genders Wore Make-Up

Being
equal in all things means that you also both wear make-up, I suppose.
Men wearing make-up just like women wasn’t a weird thing to see
back in Ancient Egypt.

Both Genders Wore Make-Up | 8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt | Brain Berries

Only
The Most Important Texts Were Written in Hieroglyphs

Despite
us all connecting Egypt to hieroglyphic writing, this was actually
only used for the most important texts found in pyramids and such. It
was considered too time-consuming to use it for everything.

Only The Most Important Texts Were Written in Hieroglyphs | 8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt | Brain Berries

They
Invented Toothpaste

I
guess being way ahead of your time when it comes to science also
means you’re going to be inventing something you can put on a brush
to keep your teeth pearly white.

They Invented Toothpaste | 8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt | Brain Berries

They
Also Mummified Animals

We
all know by now that the mummification process was saved for the
influential and important people in Egyptian society, but this was
also true for their pets. Influential people wanting to die with
their cats could do so, and often mummified their pet.

They Also Mummified Animals | 8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt | Brain Berries

Cleopatra
Was Not Egyptian

She
was actually of Greek/Macedonian descent! The most famous Egyptian
person in history wasn’t even Egyptian to begin with!

Cleopatra Was Not Egyptian | 8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt | Brain Berries

The
Temperature in the Great Pyramids is Always 20°C

No
matter how hot or cold the surrounding Egyptian landscape gets, the
pyramids themselves always have an interior temperature of 20 degrees
Celsius. Considering how I can’t even keep my house at the same
temperature, this is pretty impressive.

The Temperature in the Great Pyramids is Always 20°C | 8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt | Brain Berries

They
Drank Beer Regularly

We all consider the Egyptians to be this scientific, intelligent civilization, but they drank a few brews just like the rest of us. And why shouldn’t they, it’s fun!

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